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A time to pause…

Dear Reader: I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. After October’s dramatic month-long murder trial, this holiday season provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the events that have unfolded since Girly Chew Hossencofft’s disappearance more than three years ago. As of […]

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Linda Henning's attorney Gary Mitchell (2nd from right) asks Detective Michael Fox (center) to inspect Girly Chew Hossencofft’s shorts for any sign of a missing button, specifically any loose thread. Also pictured, Court TV’s photographer and prosecutor Paul Spiers.

Defense challenges evidence

(Albuquerque) It hinted of Johnny Cochran challenging the glove in the O.J. Simpson case; Gary Mitchell scrutinising a pair of shorts Wednesday which belonged to Girly Chew Hossencofft. While standing directly before the jury box, Mitchell asked lead detective Michael Fox to inspect the shorts. Mitchell challenged the detective to locate any loose piece of […]

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Two unidentified friends of Linda Henning are seated in the courtroom to offer her their support.

Three years later, a first look at victim’s bloodied clothing

Sensational testimony also emerges (Albuquerque) After three years of hearing about a mysterious tarp containing Girly Chew Hossencofft’s blood-stained clothing, it was displayed for all to see in court Wednesday morning. The State made the dramatic presentation, revealing Ms. Hossencofft’s bloody blouse, her shorts and her panties. Prosecutors Paul Spiers and Jack Burkhead carefully unfolded […]

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A small fraction of the paperwork in the Henning case appears before the defendant and her attorney.

Jury selection underway in Henning trial

(Albuquerque) The task of selecting a jury in the murder trial of Linda Henning began in New Mexico’s Second Judicial District Court Monday. Prior to bringing in prospective jurors for questioning, members of the media were allowed inside the room for a photo opportunity. Judge John Brennan says he’d like to see a jury selected […]

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Diazien Hosencofft / KOB-TV

Hossencofft pleads guilty

Surprise appearance results in sudden turn in case (Albuquerque) 36-year-old Diazien Hossencofft has taken the first step toward keeping his end of a bargain. A plea bargain, that is. By pleading guilty to his estranged wife’s murder and a dozen other crimes this afternoon, Hossencofft set the wheels into motion for a deal cut with […]

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